When to Stretch Your Arch

Do you stretch your arches before your day starts? Or how about before you exercise? You should! Your feet work hard for you and the arches of your feet use a thick band of tissue, the plantar fascia, to absorb the shock from everyday activities. If the plantar fascia becomes tight, it causes pain from the heel to your toes. Here’s a great stretch to keep the arch flexible: Sit on the floor with bare feet and your legs stretched out and slightly apart. Take a towel and wrap it around the sole of the foot and pull back until you feel a stretch in your arch. Hold for 20-30 seconds, release, and switch feet.[1]

Stretch your arches in the morning when you get out of bed, but be gentle as the plantar fascia tightens overnight and you don’t want to overstretch.

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Dr. Kim

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